Tuesday 10 May 2022

Glossy Ibis - York's second record!

Duncan Bye found York's second Glossy Ibis at Wheldrake Ings on Sunday, but I only had a narrow window of opportunity in which to see it and sadly, I dipped. The bird had flown off high east late morning, but on the way to Wheldrake to meet my sister yesterday evening, news came that it had reappeared - good timing! Shortly after arriving in Tower Hide, James Byatt picked up the rakish shape of the ibis heading west over the Pool willows. It disappeared towards Thicket Priory, but a few minutes later, came round over the Low Grounds and after a bit of indecision, gave us a great fly-past, lit by the low evening sun. Class! It headed off towards the priory again and disappeared behind the trees. 

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